Series

We are proud to have over 80 series in our publishing programme. These come from a wide variety of subjects, as well as ranging from well-established series to brand new ones we are actively commissioning for.

No matter their subject or stage, all our series are incredibly important. They allow us to work with esteemed scholars from all over the world to curate cutting-edge collections of work which work together to achieve a common goal.

If you are not sure of the subject area or would like to see a full alphabetical list, please click here.

Browse our series by subject area:

 


 

General non-fiction

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21st Century Standpoints

Series Editors: Les Back, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and Nasar Meer, University of Edinburgh, UK.

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Short Guides

The Short Guides are an exciting series from Policy Press that provide high quality, concise introductions to key subjects in the social sciences.

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Forthcoming: What's It For?

Series Editor: George Miller, the first editor who originated the Very Short Introductions series at Oxford University Press and former Editorial Director of Granta Books


 

Ageing and Gerontology

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Ageing and the Lifecourse

Series Editor: Judith Phillips, University of Stirling, UK.

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Ageing in a Global Context

Series Editors: Chris Phillipson, University of Manchester, UK, Toni Calasanti, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA and Thomas Scharf, Newcastle University, UK.

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The New Dynamics of Ageing

This series showcases state-of-the-art research from the New Dynamics of Ageing programme, the first multi-disciplinary and the largest programme of ageing research in Europe.

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Rethinking Work, Ageing and Retirement

Series Editors: David Lain, Newcastle University and Sarah Vickerstaff, University of Kent

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Sex and Intimacy in Later Life

Series Editors: Paul Simpson, Independent Academic, Paul Reynolds, International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics and The Open University and Trish Hafford-Letchfield, University of Strathclyde


 

Business, Management and Economics

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Alternatives to Capitalism in the 21st Century

Series Editors: Lara Monticelli, Copenhagen Business School, and Torsten Geelan, University of Copenhagen

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Forthcoming: Business, Finance and International Development

Series Editors: Catherine Dolan, SOAS, University of London, UK, Paul Gilbert, University of Sussex, UK, Lena Lavinas, The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Emma Mawdsley, University of Cambridge, UK, Dinah Rajak, University of Sussex, UK, Farwa Sial, Eurodad and University of Manchester, UK, Jessica Sklair, University of Cambridge, UK

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Forthcoming: Feminist Perspectives on Work and Organization

Series Editors: Emma Bell, The Open University and Sheena Vachhani, University of Bristol

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Forthcoming: Global Perspectives on Philanthropy and Public Good

Series Editors: Tobias Jung, Shona Russell and Alina Baluch, Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, University of St Andrews



Forthcoming: Organizations and Activism

Series Editors: Daniel King, Nottingham Trent University and Martin Parker, University of Bristol

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Forthcoming: Observing Organizations

Series Editors: Mike Rowe, University of Liverpool and Matthew Brannan, University of Newcastle

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Rethinking Work, Ageing and Retirement

Series Editors: David Lain, Newcastle University and Sarah Vickerstaff, University of Kent

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Understanding Work and Employment Relations

Series Editors: Andy Hodder, University of Birmingham, and Stephen Mustchin, University of Manchester


 

Children, Young People and Families

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Open University Childhood

Published in association with the Open University, this series provides an introduction to childhood degree programmes and related modules.

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Sociology of Children and Families

Series Editors: Esther Dermott and Debbie Watson, University of Bristol, UK

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The UK Millennium Cohort Study

Led by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at University College London, this series follows nearly 19,000 children born at the start of the 21st century.

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Understanding and Strengthening Relationships

Published in association with the charity OnePlusOne, this series focuses on changing family structures, seeking help in relationships and the ways early family experiences influence children’s development.

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Working Together for Children

Published in association with the Open University, this innovative series brings together an interdisciplinary team of authors to provide an accessible collection of ideas, debates, discussion and reflections on childhood, practice and services for children. 


 

Community Development

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Connected Communities

Series Editors: Keri Facer, University of Bristol, UK and George McKay, University of East Anglia, UK

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Rethinking Community Development

Series Editors: Mae Shaw, University of Edinburgh, UK, Rosie R. Meade, University College Cork, Ireland, and Sarah Banks, University of Durham, UK. 


 

Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Companions in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Series Editors: Paul Taylor, University of Chester, UK, Karen Corteen, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Sharon Morley, University of Chester and Jo Turner, University of Chester.

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Key Themes in Policing

Series Editors: Megan O’Neill, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Chair of the British Society of Criminology Policing Network, University of Dundee, UK, Marisa Silvestri, Reader in Criminology at the University of Kent, UK and Stephen Tong, School Director of Research & Enterprise, School of Law, Criminal Justice & Policing, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK.

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New Horizons in Criminology

Series Editor: Andrew Millie, Edge Hill University, UK.

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Research in Rural Crime

Series Editors: Alistair Harkness, University of New England in New South Wales, Australia and Matt Bowden, Technological University Dublin, Ireland

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Researching Criminal Justice

Crime and justice are issues of central political and public concern in contemporary Britain. This exciting series presents top quality research findings in the field.

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Studies in Social Harm

Series Editors: Christina Pantazis, University of Bristol, UK, Simon Pemberton, University of Birmingham, UK and Steve Tombs, The Open University


 

Education

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Bristol Studies in Comparative and International Education

Series Editors: Michael Crossley, Emeritus Professor of Comparative and International Education, University of Bristol, UK, Leon Tikly, UNESCO Chair in Inclusive, Good Quality Education, University of Bristol, UK, Angeline M. Barrett, Reader in Education, University of Bristol, UK, and Julia Paulson, Reader in Education, Peace and Conflict, University of Bristol, UK


 

Health and Social Care

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Better Partnership Working

Designed to be short and easy to use, these books offer practical support to those working in partnership and provide helpful frameworks to make sense of the complexity which partnership working entails.

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Evidence for Public Health Practice

Series Editors: Stephen Peckham, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Academic Director, NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R&D Programme, and David J. Hunter, Durham University and Chair, UK Public Health Association 

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Health and Society

Series Editors: Mary Shaw and George Davey Smith, University of Bristol. 

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Sociology of Health Professions

Series Editors: Mike Saks, University of Suffolk, UK and Mike Dent, Staffordshire University, UK 

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Forthcoming: Sustainable Care

Series Editors: Sue Yeandle, CIRCLE, University of Sheffield, Jon Glasby, University of Birmingham, Jill Manthorpe, King’s College London and Kate Hamblin, CIRCLE, University of Sheffield

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Transforming Care

Series Editors: Costanzo Ranci, Polytechnic University of Milan, and Tine Rostgaard, Stockholm University and Roskilde University


 

Human Geography

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Forthcoming: Creating Smart and Sharing Cities

Series Editors: Julian Agyeman, Tufts University, US and Duncan McLaren, Lancaster University, UK

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Global Reflections on COVID-19 and Urban Inequalities

Who are cities for? As societies reel from the impacts of COVID-19 across the globe, this question has never been more pertinent.

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Forthcoming: Spaces and Practices of Justice

Series Editor: Agatha Herman, Cardiff University

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Forthcoming: Urban Transport Futures

Series Editor: William Riggs, University of San Francisco


 

International Development

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Bristol Studies in Comparative and International Education

Series Editors: Michael Crossley, Emeritus Professor of Comparative and International Education, University of Bristol, UK, Leon Tikly, UNESCO Chair in Inclusive, Good Quality Education, University of Bristol, UK, Angeline M. Barrett, Reader in Education, University of Bristol, UK, and Julia Paulson, Reader in Education, Peace and Conflict, University of Bristol, UK

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Forthcoming: Business, Finance and International Development

Series Editors: Catherine Dolan, SOAS, University of London, UK, Paul Gilbert, University of Sussex, UK, Lena Lavinas, The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Emma Mawdsley, University of Cambridge, UK, Dinah Rajak, University of Sussex, UK, Farwa Sial, Eurodad and University of Manchester, UK, Jessica Sklair, University of Cambridge, UK


 

Law

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Forthcoming: Bristol Studies in Law and Social Justice

Series Editors: Alan Bogg, University of Bristol, UK and Virginia Mantouvalou, University College London, UK

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Forthcoming: Diverse Voices

Series Editors: Se-shauna Wheatle, Durham University and Jonathan Herring, University of Oxford

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Law, Society, Policy

Series Editor: Rosie Harding, University of Birmingham

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Forthcoming: Perspectives on Law and Access to Justice

Series Editors: Jess Mant and Daniel Newman, Cardiff University

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Forthcoming: Rule and Resistance

Series Editors: Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, University of Alabama


 

Planning and Housing

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Urban Policy, Planning and the Built Environment

Series Editors: Pierre Filion, University of Waterloo, Canada, Nicole Gurran, University of Sydney, Australia and Nick Gallent, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, UK


 

Politics and International Relations

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Bristol Studies in East Asian International Relations

Series Editors: Yongjin Zhang, Professor of International Politics, University of Bristol, UK, Shogo Suzuki, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics, University of Manchester, UK and Peter Kristensen, Associate Professor in International Relations, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Bristol Studies in International Theory

Series Editors: Felix Berenskötter, SOAS, University of London, UK, Neta C. Crawford, Boston University, USA and Stefano Guzzini, Uppsala University, Sweden, PUC-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Gender, Sexuality and Global Politics

Series Editors: Ali Bilgic, Loughborough University, UK, Synne L. Dyvik, University of Sussex, UK, Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway, Thomas Gregory, The University of Auckland, New Zealand and Swati Parashar, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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Global Discourse

Books in the series were first published as special issues of our Global Discourse journal.

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Spaces of Peace, Security and Development

Series Editors: John Heathershaw, University of Exeter, UK; Shahar Hameiri, University of Queensland, Australia; Jana Hönke, University of Bayreuth, Germany; and Sara Koopman, Kent State University, USA

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Transnational Administration and Global Policy

Series Editors: Kim Moloney, College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, Michael W. Bauer, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute, Italy and Meng-Hsuan Chou, NTU Singapor


 

Science, Technology and Society

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Forthcoming: Contemporary Issues in Science Communication

Series Editor: Clare Wilkinson, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Science Communication Unit, University of the West of England Bristol

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Forthcoming: Dis-positions

Series Editors: Mike Michael, University of Exeter and Alex Wilkie, Goldsmiths, University of London


 

Social and Public Policy

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CASE Studies on Poverty, Place and Policy

Published in conjunction with the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics, this series draws together fresh research and sheds important light on the impact of anti-poverty policy, focusing on the individual and social factors that promote regeneration, recovery and renewal.

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Civil Society and Social Change

Series Editors: Ian Rees Jones, Cardiff University, Mike Woods, Aberystwyth University and Paul Chaney, Cardiff University

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Contemporary Issues in Social Policy

Bringing together academics, professionals and activists to link cutting edge social theory and research to contentious issues in social policy, this series challenge consensus and invites debate.

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Forthcoming: Global Perspectives on Philanthropy and Public Good

Series Editors: Tobias Jung, Shona Russell and Alina Baluch, Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, University of St Andrews

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International Library of Policy Analysis

Series Editors: Iris Geva-May, Professor Emerita, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Adjunct Professor, Carleton University, Canada and Visiting Professor, NYU Wagner, US and Michael Howlett, FRSC, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) and Burnaby Mountain Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada

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Key Issues in Social Justice

Series Editors: Kalwant Bhopal, University of Birmingham, Martin Myers, University of Nottingham, Karl Kitching, University College Cork and Kenzo Sung, Rowan University

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LSE Pioneers in Social Policy

Published in association with LSE and commissioned by the Brian Abel-Smith Memorial Fund, this series charts the contributions of significant figures in the field of social policy who were based at the LSE.

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New Perspectives in Policy and Politics

Series Editors: Oscar Berglund, University of Bristol, UK, Claire Dunlop, University of Exeter, UK and Chris Weible, University of Colorado, US.

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Personal Lives and Social Policy

Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches, analytical tools and research evidence, these books examine the ways in which the two domains of personal lives and social policy are each shaped and given meaning by the other.

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Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Offering a guide through some of today's most hotly contested policy issues this series brings together distinguished leaders in the field.

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Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy

Series Editors: Heejung Chung ,University of Kent, UK, Alexandra Kaasch, University of Bielefeld, Germany, and Stefan Kühner, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

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Social Policy Review

Social Policy Review draws together internationally renown contributors to provide students, academics and all those interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year.

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Studies in Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion

This important series, published in association with the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research at the University of Bristol, aims to make cutting-edge poverty-related research more widely available.

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Third Sector Research

Series Editors: John Mohan, University of Birmingham, UK

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Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice

Published in association with the Social Policy Association and Social Policy Subject Benchmark compliant, this series helps students understand the causes of and responses to social issues.

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Welfare Conditionality

Series Editor: Peter Dwyer, University of York


 

Social Research Methods

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Research in Social Work

Series Editors: Anna Gupta, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and John Gal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

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Social Research Association Shorts

Series Editors: Patten Smith, Ipsos MORI Research Methods Centre, and Ivana La Valle, University of East London & independent consultant. 


 

Social Work

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BASW/Policy Press titles

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Policy Press have teamed up to bring you the very best in accessible and practical high quality resources for a wide range of social work and social care professionals and students.

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Better Partnership Working

Designed to be short and easy to use, these books offer practical support to those working in partnership and provide helpful frameworks to make sense of the complexity which partnership working entails. 

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Critical and Radical Debates in Social Work

This exciting and innovative series explores a range of issues, developments and debates in social work, social care and social policy from a critical and radical perspective.

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Moral Panics in Theory and Practice

This innovative collection brings together academics, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to explore a range of twenty-first century social issues and anxieties.

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Research in Social Work

Series Editors: Anna Gupta, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and John Gal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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Social Work in Practice

Series Editors: Viviene Cree, University of Edinburgh, UK and Steve Myers, University of Salford, UK

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Working Together for Children

Published in association with the Open University, this innovative series brings together an interdisciplinary team of authors to provide an accessible collection of ideas, debates, discussion and reflections on childhood, practice and services for children. 


 

Sociology

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21st Century Standpoints

Series Editors: Les Back, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK and Nasar Meer, University of Edinburgh, UK.

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Alternatives to Capitalism in the 21st Century

Series Editors: Lara Monticelli, Copenhagen Business School, and Torsten Geelan, University of Copenhagen

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Forthcoming: Death and Culture

Series Editors: Ruth Penfold-Mounce, University of York, UK, Julie Rugg, University of York, UK and Jack Denham, York St John University, UK

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Forthcoming: Decolonization and Social Worlds

Series Editors: Alana Lentin, Western Sydney University, Australia, Ali Meghji, University of Cambridge, UK and Syed Farid Alatas, National University of Singapore

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Gender and Sociology

Series Editors: Sue Scott, Newcastle University, UK and Stevi Jackson, Centre for Women's Studies, University of York, UK

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Global Migration and Social Change

Series Editor: Nando Sigona, Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham, UK

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Interpretive Lenses in Sociology

Series Editors: Thomas DeGloma, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Julie B. Wiest, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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Public Sociology

Series Editors: John Brewer, Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland and Neil McLaughlin, Department of Sociology, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

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Sociology of Children and Families

Series Editors: Esther Dermott and Debbie Watson, University of Bristol, UK

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Sociology of Diversity

Series Editor: David G. Embrick, Associate Professor in Sociology and Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, US.

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Sociology of Health Professions

Series Editors: Mike Saks, University of Suffolk, UK and Mike Dent, Staffordshire University, UK 

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SSSP Agendas for Social Justice

Written by highly respected teams of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), the agendas offer recommendations for action by elected officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues for social justice.